This is an anonymous post about guns in mom confessions.
Someone in mom confessions felt like they needed to post this anonymously
Your health care system is one of the worst among industrialized nations. Your education ranking falls annually. Around half of your residents are living in poverty. Mental illness is demonized. Women are blamed for violent crimes. Rapists are rarely prosecuted and face consequences. Your economy is in shambles. Your unemployment rate is staggering. You are a divided nation.
Yet the issue that impassions you and gets you riled up is GUNS. Are you for real? Why cling to your guns and ignore the real problems? Can someone explain the thought process here? It's truly puzzling.
This is my reply.
Because a long, long time ago, some very intelligent, trustworthy, and publicly appointed men sat down together and wrote something called the CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. It consists of 27 Amendments, number 2 being THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS.
Half of our residents are living in poverty? It's hardly half first of all. Secondly, do you even understand how much money we put forth from our own paychecks to help people in need? apparently you don't have a job, and if you do you can't read your pay-stub. On MY pay-stub, I see something called TAX WITHHOLDINGS. That's just mine though, maybe yours is different. There are plenty of resources that are paid for by working US citizens for the homeless and less than middle class income makers. The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) was a $1.5 billion federal effort to prevent a recession-related increase in homelessness. Welfare, food stamps (TANF), WIC just to name a few. So I don't want to hear you say that Americans that feel like they withhold the right to bear arms don't care about poverty, because that has no relevance.
Mental illness being demonized...... uh. what?
Women are blamed for violent crimes? Once again not really sure what you are referring to, but last time I checked, a woman is just as easily capable of committing a "violent crime" as a man.
I think the only thing I am able to agree with you on is the rape topic.
Our economy isn't in shambles, it's progressing, as well as our "staggering" unemployment.
And the only reason we could be possibly considered a "divided nation" is because people like yourselves don't have respect for our forefathers who constructed the most important document known to the United States. The Constitutional Rights were written in ink not pencil.
So take your ass back to whatever country you came from, or would rather be, because to me, you don't sound like a proud United States citizen.
I can only hope someone agrees with me. If not. I guess I don't care.